The Douglas Charles Airport reopened on Tuesday evening.
The airport was closed following an accident in which the left landing gear of a Sky high aircraft collapsed shortly after landing at about 12:30 PM on Monday.
The aircraft was carrying a three (3) member crew and the twenty-nine (29) passengers who exited the aircraft and were taken to the terminal building where they were medically examined. According to the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports, medical examination no major injuries were recorded at that time.
The ministry stated in a release on Tuesday that normal airport operations would ‘hopefully’ resume after officials of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority who were conducting an investigation into the accident, gave the all clear.
DNO was informed that the airport re-opened at 4:00 pm on Tuesday after the damaged aircraft was removed.
A source told DNO that there were no arrivals or departures yesterday after the airport was opened.
However, a DASPA official has informed us that there were in fact 5 flights after the resumption of operations yesterday, including 2 (two) LIAT flights arriving and departing and 1 (one) Inter Caribbean flight arriving and departing with some private airlines entering as well.
DNO sincerely apologizes for the error.